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Weak Endings

7 July 2006

Several of you have chimed in about Poisonwood Bible, saying it was a great read — despite a weak ending. Thanks for the heads-up, and don’t worry, it doesn’t make me want to read it any less.

In fact, because you all weren’t phased by PB, I have my own recommendation: The Bone People by Keri Hulme. It is a *fantastic story*, and Hulme tackles a serious topic, but in the end, this is a first novel, and she loved her characters too much to stay true to them. Which works out better for them, but not for us as readers. I highly recommend it. (In fact, the Consort & I loved it so much [it was one of the books we read on our traveling year abroad] that we gave it to Sis #2’s spouse as a gift. Not once — but twice! [This is why I now keep a little notebook of what gift we’ve given to each family member, and for what occasion.])

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